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4-yr-old sexually assaulted, killed in Tirumullaivoyal
A four-year-old girl studying in LKG was sexually assaulted and murdered at her home in Tirumullaivoyal on Thursday sending shock waves in the locality. Police have secured the neighbour, a 60-year-old ex-serviceman, in connection with the assault and murder and are interrogating him.
The gruesome act is said to have been committed after 4 pm when the girl’s parents had gone to drop their elder son at a private institution leaving the girl alone in the house. When the parents returned, they found the girl missing. A frantic search ensued in the neighbourhood. Finally, she was found dumped in a sack and dropped inside a bucket in the bathroom of her home.
Tirumullaivoyal police rushed to the spot and sent her body for post-mortem examination. Police suspect the girl died during the assault. The accused was nabbed within hours.